Fluctuating sugar levels causes a variety of diabetic foot problems. Nerve damage impairs your ability to detect injuries and determine changes in temperature. You could easily step on a stone or tack, or burn your feet, and not notice the problem. Nerve damage itself is also painful, causing tingling or a pins-and-needles sensation throughout your lower limbs. Decreased circulation and an impaired immune system add complications. The body isn’t able to repair damage as quickly, allowing small injuries to degenerate into more serious ones like ulcers. Other uncomfortable problems like dry skin and calluses are common as well.
You’ll need to have your feet evaluated regularly to check for changes. Don’t wait until a problem strikes. Contact Martin Foot and Ankle for an appointment to take care of your feet and ankles. Call (717) 757-3537 to reach one of our offices in York, Hanover, Lancaster and Lititz, PA, or fill out an online contact form.